I received this infographic from Buy Floors last week, and it made me chuckle. Whether your politicians don’t win today, the apocalypse actually occurs in December, and/or patient zero is released, this may make you re-think your flooring choices.
A Geeky Home
You know that brand new gadget that you want to get your hands on, just to try out? And that weekend trip you’re going on where you really need a camera, but don’t want to buy a new one? Check out YBuy. They let you try out all of the newest gadgets for just $24.95. Don’t like it? Send it back. Have to have it? Keep it and pay the rest of the retail value.
YBuy includes game systems, cameras, tablets, fancy coffee makers and kitchen equipment, and anything else you may have always wanted. They’re selectively letting people in at the moment, but I can get you to the head of the line by sending you an email invite. Want in? Leave your email address in a comment, and I’ll get you in!
I often forget about decorating my car. It’s there to transport me from one place to another, and that’s about it. There’s no sign of geekiness to it, and even my cupcake air freshener is hidden away, not hanging prominently. That’s why I think my car needs one of these car emblems, asap.
These emblems cover all sorts of geekery, as evidenced above, and are subtle enough that a non-geek (that also knows nothing about cars) may actually mistake it for the real thing. Now the big question: Is my car more of a “Firefly,” “Galactica,” or “TARDIS?”
Custom Car Emblems, $12-15 each at Empira’s Etsy shop.
Make every day into a competition with these awesome Street Fighter Wall Decals. They’re moveable and reusable, meaning they’re a great way for keeping score–I’d use it to track who’s won the most games.
The set includes:
51 movable decals per package:
7 orange squares 4″x4″ (102mm x 102mm)
7 blue squares 4″x4″ (102mm x 102mm)
Various letters: KO, VS, PLAYER 1, PLAYER 2, INSERT COIN, AAA, HIM, HER
Let everyone in your household know who’s winning with the Street Fighter Wall Decals, $48 at JamesBit.Etsy.com.
Threadless just keeps branching out to new products. Give them enough time, and everything in your home and on your body can be a Threadless design. (At least, we can only hope!) Here are some ways you can incorporate them into your home:
Make sure you check out everything they have to offer (including Wall prints, iPhone cases, and more!) at Threadless.com.
Archer “Air Superiority” is a set of air fresheners that are apparently made for men, but could easily be appreciated by both sexes. Scents like “European Sports Car,” “Distillery,” and “Hunting Lodge” fill your room with interesting and inviting scents with nary a lavender, vanilla bean, or spring rain mist in sight. I personally think these scents could help set the mood for fun events: Use “European Sports Car” for a car-chase filled action movie night, and “Hunting Lodge” to get your adventuring party in the mood for your next D&D night. Plus, the spray paint can style will make you feel a bit rebellious every time you use them.
Archer Air Superiority, $14 each at Archermen.com.
The Library collection of candles won’t make your home smell like old books–instead, it will make your home smell reminiscent of your favorite author. Whether you prefer the cardamom, sandalwood and absinthe scent of Edger Allan Poe or the gardenia, tuberose and jasmine scent of Jane Austen, there’s a candle for you. I personally think Oscar Wilde would make a fantastic candle for the kitchen–it’s cedarwood, thyme and basil!
Which author do you most want your house to smell like?
The Library Collection, $8-$28 at Paddywax.com.
You most likely don’t want to be known as the creepy house with overgrown weeds. If kids run away screaming from your lawn, and refuse to get baseballs that land in your backyard, then you may have a problem.
Brightnest solves that problem in a tech-savvy way. Sign up for the service, and they’ll post home-maintenance reminders as they apply to you. You’ll be reminded to do things like purchase a fire extinguisher, clean out your microwave, or weed your lawn. The reminders come with an estimated timeframe for the activity, and you can assign tasks to other members of your home. Brightnest also allows you to store information like paint chips, user manuals, and important phone numbers so they’re all in one place and don’t end up cluttering a drawer.
I love that the tips are often things I just don’t even think about. It sets me up to become a great homeowner/apartment-renter!
Sign up at Brightnest.com.
Fab.com has these fantastic Marvel lamps on sale. They’d be a perfectly geeky statement piece on a side table in a living room, or as the coolest bedroom nightstand lamp possible. I love that men and women both are featured in the various designs, and the price-point makes me want to get one for every room.
Where would you put one of these lamps?
Lamps with Marvel Comics Motifs, $28 at Fab.com.